(Sailed every other Saturday)

The Soling 1 Meter kit is a radio-controlled version of the famous Soling racing yacht. The American Model Yachting Association has designated this model kit as a "One Design Novice Class" radio controlled racing sailboat. It is presently one of the most popular classes in the AMYA, and has the largest number of registered models within its racing class system.

Stability has been designed into this boat so that even the beginner can enjoy the thrill of R/C sailing from the start. This model will fit inside most compact station wagons, and cars with rear folding seats, completely rigged. If required, the mast and sails can be easily removed for transportation and quickly re-installed at lakeside with no re-adjustments necessary. The keel and rudder are also removable for storage. Mast rake, sail tension and shape are fully adjustable for maximum performance in any wind condition. No special tools are required for assembly.

Construction is quite simple. The hull structure consists of molded plastic parts including the hull, deck, two bulkheads and a transom. A plywood waterproof trunk assembly, located by a factory-precut slot, supports the removable keel within the hull. The rudder is supported by a wood block, also factory located. Rigging attachment points are backed up with wood blocks for strength. The mast and booms are fabricated from Sitka Spruce, the mast being partially shaped. Sails are made from high quality sailcloth and are completely finished and ready for rigging. The kit includes all the hardware required to complete the model, and the assembly manual leads you through assembly, step-by-step. A two-channel radio with a sail winch, lead shot for ballast, glues, and paint are the only things needed to complete the model!

Web pages dedicated to the Soling One Meter:

Victor Model Products
American Model Yachting Association - Soling 1 Meter

Soling 1 Meter Specifications

Length Over All:    39.38 inches
Displacement: 10 pounds
Sail Area: 592 sq. inches
Draft: 10 inches
Mast height: 52 inches
Overall height: 65 inches